10 episodes

Spinsters is putting a spin on the NBA with candid conversations, featured interviews, and original storytelling. Co-hosted by Haley O’Shaughnessy and Jordan Ligons.

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Spinsters is putting a spin on the NBA with candid conversations, featured interviews, and original storytelling. Co-hosted by Haley O’Shaughnessy and Jordan Ligons.

    Legalizing Defense

    Legalizing Defense

    In April 2001, the NBA changed forever when it voted out its infamous illegal defense rule. Twenty years later, Jordan and Haley hear from people who were in the room where it happened, then explore why eliminating this forgotten rule changed everything about the game we love and how it's played today.

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    • 34 min
    Unsung Players & Reviewing Mutombo Coffee

    Unsung Players & Reviewing Mutombo Coffee

    With about a month left in the regular season, Haley and Jordan highlight some players who have a very particular set of skills that could help their teams in the playoffs. Later, they review Dikembe Mutombo's coffee, Mutombo Coffee, in a new segment of the podcast we're calling Player Product Placement.

    Mutombo Coffee: https://mutombocoffee.com/

    Haley is reading The Enchanted April: https://www.skylightbooks.com/book/9780143107736

    • 32 min
    Houston's Rebuild, Dallas' Limbo & An Ode To Popovich

    Houston's Rebuild, Dallas' Limbo & An Ode To Popovich

    It's an all-Lonestar State episode where Haley and Jordan recap the Final Four madness from the weekend, review the NBA’s Texan teams, and anticipate their expectations for the second half of the season. Plus, writer, Spurs fan, and friend Shea Serrano stops by to channel Gregg Popovich.

    • 38 min
    What It Feels Like To Be Traded

    What It Feels Like To Be Traded

    Haley and Jordan are joined by basketball writer Katie Heindl to explore the question we don't ask enough following the trade deadline: What happens behind the scenes of an NBA trade? Katie talks to players to examine the real life implications for those on the move. Emotional rollercoasters, uprooted lives, and deep feelings ensue.

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    Click here to leave a review to raise money for Athlete Ally: https://apple.co/spinsters

    Athlete Ally believes that everyone should have equal access, opportunity, and experience in sports — regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Our mission is to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality. Learn more at www.athleteally.org

    • 37 min
    Mercury in Retrotrade

    Mercury in Retrotrade

    As the trade deadline approaches, Haley and Jordan breakdown the moves they'd like to see, as well as an alternate universe where you could trade GMs, coaches and owners. They also talk through a listener question: Is your basketball team doomed when they trade away their superstar?

    • 31 min
    Why Don't People Think Women Dunk?

    Why Don't People Think Women Dunk?

    Haley and Jordan dive into the question that's often (quite frustratingly!) asked about women's basketball: Why don't women and girls dunk more? Writer and friend of the show Natalie Weiner clears up misconceptions about physicality, and the actual limitations that girls and women face.

    Follow Spinsters everywhere @SpinstersBW: https://twitter.com/spinstersbw 

    Click here to leave a review to raise money for Athlete Ally: https://apple.co/spinsters

    Athlete Ally believes that everyone should have equal access, opportunity, and experience in sports — regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Our mission is to end the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport and to activate the athletic community to exercise their leadership to champion LGBTQI+ equality. Learn more at www.athleteally.org

    • 34 min

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